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Minus The Bear celebrate ten years of Planet of Ice

Minus the Bear and the road are good friends.

Criss-crossing the globe for years, the band has consistently released critically acclaimed albums and developed an amazing catalog of music, which every fan likely has developed a personal relationship. While the greatness of an album can be debated, certain ones mark turning points in a band’s career, and from time to time they may choose to celebrate that. This Spring, Minus the Bear will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of their album Planet of Ice.

For this celebration they are once again hitting the road and on this tour will be playing the Planet of Ice album in its entirety at each show. It’s a worthy celebration as this album marks many turning points in the band’s career but none as important as the slight shift in their sound that we as fans have continued to see evolve over the last ten years and the subsequent album releases. Few bands allow themselves to sonically grow in the ways that Minus the Bear have and even fewer find success, and for fans of the band it is one of the things we love.

While the celebration may be for Planet of Ice, their latest album Voids is just a little over a year old and you can expect to hear some songs from it and select others giving fans a chance to celebrate with the band in who they are today while relishing a milestone in their career.

The Planet of Ice anniversary tour will find the band out for most of the spring on into early summer and joining them for the first leg  (April 19 – May 5) will be The Coathangers, and The New Trust on the second (May 30 – June 13) . Both opening acts should entice you to the venue on time as they each will help to set the tone for the night to follow with their own unique sound and vibe.


04/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

04/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

04/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

04/24 – Boston, MA @ Royale

04/25 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

04/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

04/27 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

04/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

04/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

05/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

05/03 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

05/04 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

05/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room

05/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

06/01 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

06/02 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

06/03 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

06/04 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

06/06 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

06/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre

06/08 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

06/09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

06/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

06/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

06/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Photographer Josh Gooch is a North Carolina native and a graduate of Appalachian State, Josh Gooch works in education, teaching graphic design at the community college level. Photography became a passion during his college career, and remained a constant addition to the ever-present soundtrack of life. Privileged to have turned an ear to hip-hop at a young age, after developing a love of music from ‘80s radio, Josh found that the revelation of rock music in high school was what led him to really devote serious amounts of attention to music. From there it was that first club show that sparked an addiction to live music and the exposure to various forms of it during the college years, cementing a love of passion and truth in music. Now, with the ability to combine the passions of photography and music, he hopes to continue to develop a creative voice that others appreciate.

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